Research Profile

Our aim is that by means of high quality application-oriented research and development, we make a rapid, measurable, and sustainable difference to the success of companies and institutions; and by directly integrating findings from research and development projects into teaching we guarantee high quality teaching with practical relevance addressing themes of current interest.

Our research profile at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is characterised by future-oriented research and development activities tailored towards key markets in the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the requirements of regional businesses and institutions. To this end we implement a large number of innovative research and development projects in the fields of engineering, economics, public health, communications and the social sciences. By concentrating specific skills in a number of competence centres we are able to take a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach to research themes.

Research at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is primarily concentrated on the following fields:

Electronics and Information Technology

The main areas of research in the fields of Electronics and Information Technology at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences concern:

  • Sustainable energy supplies
  • Automation technology / smart systems
  • High-frequency magnetic fields
  • Efficient building systems
  • Safety control systems

Early Education

The Competence Centre for Early Education is dedicated to the professionalisation of pedagogical staff, application-oriented research and development, and the practical application of scientifically-founded concepts.

Research focus in the field of early eduction encompasses:

  • Applied childhood studies
  • Childhood pedagogy

Functionally Optimised Lightweight Construction / Renewable Materials

Research is carried out in the following areas under the auspices of the Functionally Optimised Lightweight Construction Industrial Laboratory at the Department of Engineering and Industrial Design and the Competence Centre for Engineering Sciences / Renewable Materials:

  • Lightweight construction with fibre-reinforced plastics
  • Intelligent hybrid construction
  • Adhesive technology
  • Numerical simulation (FEM)
  • Mechanical materials characterisation

Public Health and the Social Affairs

The university of applied sciences' research activities in the field of Public Health and the Social Affairs is primarily focused on:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Senior citizens, treatment and care provision, and structural development
  • Migration
  • The quality of social service provision

Innovation in Civil Engineering

The university of applied sciences' main areas of research in the field of civil engineering concern:

  • Construction development and maintenance
  • Energy conservation, resource and material efficiency
  • Safety and hazard prevention, fire safety
  • Construction material properties and testing

Innovative Technologies, Machines and Components

Research is carried out in the following areas under the aegis of the Industrial Laboratory for Innovative Production Processes at the Department of Engineering and Industrial Design:

  • Finish processing
  • Friction welding
  • Measuring and evaluating functional surfaces
  • Short process chains by means of combination machining
  • Medical engineering
  • Industry 4.0 (value chain organisation)

Journalism / Creative Industries

The Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences' research expertise in the fields of journalism and the creative industries include:

  • Human interactions with computer-assisted systems
  • Bionic engineering and system design
  • Journalism: Media – society – participation
  • Linguistics: Didactics – inter-cultural competence – terminology

Water and Waste Management

The Institute of Water Management and Ecological Technology is a scientific body within the Faculty of Water and Waste Management, and conducts research in the following fields:

  • Near natural hydraulic engineering and renaturation
  • Flood protection and flood management
  • Urban water management
  • Material flows and resource management
  • Applied statistics


As a field of cross-sectional competence, economic research at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences encompasses a broad spectrum of foci including:

  • Management in the fields of public health, service provision, and demographics
  • Entrepreneurship and risk management
  • Production and process management and simulation
  • Technology and investment management
  • Marketing, especially for regional enterprises, institutions, and networks
  • Change and sustainability management
  • Staff development and inter-cultural competence

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